Typically, a complication of long-term heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus is identified when the lining of the lower esophagus changes to a mixture of gastric and intestinal cells. Our upper GI specialists offer a multispecialty team approach from initial diagnosis through treatment and ongoing monitoring to keep patients well and improve the quality of life.
Life-Long Surveillance Improves Barrett’s Esophagus Outcomes
Many patients suffer in silence. That’s because Barrett’s esophagus symptoms can be minimal, but the damage from long-term acid reflux can be very serious. Sometimes other diseases mimic acid reflux, making the diagnosis and treatment more complex. Our highly-skilled specialists make sure each patient with Barrett’s esophagus has a thorough diagnosis and individualized treatment plan.
Even after treatment, patients require lifestyle changes including a Barrett’s esophagus diet and life-long monitoring for any changes. Our team carefully monitors your condition for any issues or additional tissue damage.